Testing Begins Soon!

We are halfway through our 3rd quarter for the 2018-2019 school year.  That means testing will begin soon.  There will be quite a bit of information coming home in the next few weeks about testing so be on the lookout for that info.  There are three important things to plan for testing.

  1.  Students need to be at school on time.  Students cannot enter a testing room after the test has begun. It is vitally important that students are at school and in their testing location on time.
  2. A good night’s sleep before testing is so, so important.
  3. Everyone needs a good breakfast before testing.  Our school cafeteria offers breakfast every  morning.

Students have been preparing for these tests.  They know what to do – and it’s time they get to show it!!!

Updated Information From Polk County Public Schools

(Oct. 10, 2018)


Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25 Through End of 2018

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year.

Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks.

However, through the end of 2018, the cost to volunteers will remain $25. We are exploring other funding sources to help offset the cost of background screening for volunteers on an ongoing basis. More information will follow.

For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website: www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.

Thanks A Million, Books-A-Million

This summer, our local Books-A-Million, located in Posner Park, had a book drive for our school.  This week, we picked up 9 boxes of books, over 250 brand new books for our media center.  We are so, so thankful to Books-A-Million for choosing our school and helping us.  Every book will get a special sticker that reminds the students that this book was a gift to our school. We have discovered that many of the books have a sticker from the person who purchased the book for us.  We are so excited to get these books into the hands of our students.   Please, help us support our local businesses that help us.

You can find our Books-A-Million at


5600 Grand View Parkway, Davenport, FL 33837

(863) 420-0700

Book Fair

Next week is our Book Fair!  Our Book Fair will be open all next week and during Open House.  The Scholastic Book Fair helps get books into the hands of our students AND helps us put more books and supplies into our school media center.  You can shop ONLINE at our Book Fair and you can get a sneak peek at the books here: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/citrusridgeacivicsacademy1

New this year:  you can set up an eWallet for your child – an electronic payment that allows you to pay at home and the students to choose the books they want.  No money is carried from home to school! There is a video you can watch about it on our home page!



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Upcoming Events

Early School Dismissal
Apr 24 all-day

Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r

Interim Reports
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
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FSA Testing – ELA Grades 4-8
May 1 – May 2 all-day
FSA Testing – Math Grades 3-8
May 7 – May 8 all-day
FSA Testing – Science Grades 5 and 8
May 9 – May 10 all-day
May 13 – May 24 all-day

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